Happy Easter!

Thursday, 24 March 2016


As the spring term draws to a close, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all the parents and carers for their continued support this term. We are all incredibly proud of our pupils and the progress they are making.

We wish you all a relaxing holiday and look forward to seeing you all when school reopens for the summer term on Monday 11th April.


Goodbye and good luck!


A Fond Farewell

Today at Hilldene Primary we bid a fond farewell to three members of our fantastic team of staff. We are grateful to Miss Driver, Mrs Kemp and Mr Jones for their continued hard work and support and their invaluable contribution to life at Hilldene. I am sure you will join me in wishing them all the very best of luck in their future endeavours.


Toddler Group's Easter Parade


This week the children and their families at Toddler Group celebrated Easter. After having great fun making beautiful bonnets and baskets for the Easter Parade, a special visit was paid by the Easter Bunny and Easter Elf ,who gave out special chocolate eggs to everyone...causing great eggcitement!

We wish all our families who attend Toddler Group a very Happy Easter and look forward to seeing you all again when we return on the 20th April 2016.


Decorated Egg Competition


With Easter on our doorstep, our creative children proudly presented their entries for this year's 'Decorated Egg Competition'. Without a doubt, the imagination and skill that the pupils demonstrate when creating these 'eggcellent' eggs is amazing. Congratulations to all of the pupils who entered.


Reception and KS1 Easter bonnet parade


On Wednesday excited children in Reception, Y1 and Y2 proudly paraded their beautiful Easter bonnets in our special 'catwalk assembly'. With fluffy chicks, decorated eggs and a whole host of imaginative Easter themed ideas, a rainbow of colour and creations was applauded. Well done to all the children for their imaginative bonnets!


Reception - Image editors

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Reception were putting their special effects skills to the test this week​ while trialling a new green screen app for the iPads. With adult support they were learning how to take photos with the iPad camera and import pictures from Google images in order to create their own unique snapshots!



Year 6 - Science Day!

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Whizz! Bang! Crash! On Friday 18th March Year 6 celebrated Science Day with a range of fun, educational and scientific activities. Chemical reactions were created and gases were formed. There was much excitement and healthy competition, as groups worked together to propel Lego cars using balloons. The teams all cooperated brilliantly, developing problem solving skills as well as perseverance, with the winning team's car travelling an impressive 1.24 metres.

Parachutes and spinners were used to investigate air resistance. All in all, our budding young chemists and physicists learnt a lot and had a great deal of fun.





 

Year 1 - Toys

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Our topic this half term in Year 1 has been about 'Toys'. We have thoroughly enjoyed learning about different kinds of toys from the past to the present moment and what kind of materials they were made of. In our drama lessons Mr Terry showed us how different toys move. We enjoyed being a teddy, a robot, a jack in the box and a soldier. This was really fun!


Year 5 - Ocean Maths

Friday, 11 March 2016

Year 5 children and parents had a fantastic morning in their Ocean Maths lesson on Thursday. They had fun investigating different ways to make a chicken run using their knowledge of area and perimeter.





The Firebird

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

To celebrate Book Week the children enjoyed a week based on the story of 'The Firebird'. To kick-off the children watched a fantastic performance of 'The Firebird' by the Multi-Story Theatre Company. The next day the children had a visit from the Firebird, along with his golden apples and some children even found some golden feathers! Throughout the week the children engaged with different versions of the Russian Folk-Tale and their work was based on this theme. This was celebrated on Friday during a Show and Tell Assembly when children shared their beautiful stories, stunning artwork and Year 5 even treated us to a drama production. It was brilliant to see such enthusiasm from the children about their writing and stories!​






Hilldene’s Proud Poet

Monday, 7 March 2016

Congratulations to Charlie in Year 3 who wrote a winning poem for the local Havering ‘Taking Steps’ poetry competition with the theme of ‘Walking’. As one of the three winning entrants, Charlie won a £50 gift voucher for Romford’s Liberty Shopping Centre and this was presented to the proud poet in Friday’s assembly. Well done Charlie!

On the way to school
Left, right, left, right
Walking to school what do I see?
Left, right, left, right
I see the traffic
passing by me.
Left, right, left, right
I see the trees
swaying in the breeze.
Left, right, left, right
I see the children
waving to me.
Left, right, left, right
Let’s hurry up
cause I might freeze!
Left, right, left, right
Walking to school is really cool
Next time will you walk with me?

Weekly Golden Book Winners

Every week, teachers identify 2 outstanding pupils in their class who have had a fantastic week either academically or socially or both! These pupils are entered into the Golden Book and are announced during our Friday morning celebration assembly. Our fabulous winners in the infants receive a certificate in assembly and parents of the 'golden' children in the juniors receive a letter home, informing parents of their child's fantastic achievement.

Congratulations to the winners for the week ending 26th February. Please accept our apologies for the late recognition:

Reception - Nathan, Poppy-Kaye, Frankie, Kimora, Elly-Sue, Teniola

Y1 - Samuel, Scarlett, Stephan, Sofia, Jessie, Ryan

Y2 - Scarlett, Marlee, Layla, Alex, Jordan, Kyron

Y3 – Luis, Iman, George, Sinem, Connie-Leigh, Connie

Y4 - Miles, Elaina, Tia, Libby, April, Archie

Y5 - Jake, Morgan, Holly, Matthew, Reece, Laverda

Y6 - Sophie, Molly, Frankie, Ellis, Bradley C, Joyce

LSG - Keegan and Abigail

Weekly Golden Book Winners

Friday, 4 March 2016

Every week, teachers identify 2 outstanding pupils in their class who have had a fantastic week either academically or socially or both! These pupils are entered into the Golden Book and are announced during our Friday morning celebration assembly. Our fabulous winners in the infants receive a certificate in assembly and parents of the 'golden' children in the juniors receive a letter home, informing parents of their child's fantastic achievement.

Congratulations to last week's winners:

Reception -  Amelia, Cohen, Abrianna, jack, Winston, Ava-Mai

Y1 -  Alfie, Joe, Liam, Bianca, Issac, Maksimas

Y2 -  Harry-George, Rebecca, Joseph, Kinza, Freya, Abdul

Y3 – Robyn, Franky, Sophia, Aryan, Daniel, Lily

 Y4 -  Logan, Ria, Callum, Oliver, Sheera, Shannon

Y5 -  Keira, Ethan, Lucy, Aiste, James, Taylor

Y6 -  Claire, Bobby V, Frankie C, Joshua, Frank, Samantha

LSG - Alfie-Lee


World book day 2016

Mirror mirror on the wall

Who is the biggest villain of them all?

Pupils and staff celebrated World book day on Thursday in a roguish style with the theme of literary villains.

When asked 'What is a villain ?', Sophie in year 2 responded..
"It is someone who makes bad choices!"

With scoundrels, such as Captain Hook, Cruella Deville, Mr Twitt and the vulgar Voldemort roaming the corridors, all our young learners enjoyed a fiction filled day !

Thank you to parents and carers for your support with the fantastic costumes!